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. and there is money moving away from high tax states and moving to lower or no tax states. and travis wrote the book "how money walks", a pleasure to be here. stuart: we've got the fancy technology and the number one state where money is walking away. the number one state. right here in new york, we've seen a loss the last 15 years internal revenue service and u.s. census bureau combined. 58 billion out of the state. stuart: there's new york and 58 billion out. >> going to the other places. stuart: is california second? >> that's right you've got nearly 32 billion dollars migrated out. adjusted growth income out of california to the other states. stuart: hold on, talking adjusted gross income. california 31 billion dollars worth of income, that means middle class, wealthier people, they're the ones who moved out taking that money with them. income out. >> that's right, we're looking at 1040 tax returns, taxpayer mobility and not just talking professional golfers or presidents of state. we're talking about working families and all sizes of businesses and going all over the country. stuart: is there
the payroll tax cut will cut into consumer discretionary spending down the line. apples ipads and iphones sold a lot but the profit margin was slim. is this a company story where the company is in trouble after the great steve jobs has passed snarp. >> it feels that way, larry. we've got this darling-to-dog story we've seen so often notice tech space. we have a gadget company in the tech space that's struggling with margins on its gadgets and a lot of the worst fears that they would face other gadgets from other kinds of companies seem to be coming to pass, but the service tech companies like google and netflix, they're all of a sudden out there increasing share. >> knock the cover off the ball. >> knock the cover on. and as long as you have a razor blade story and not a razor story, i think that's the difference peer. >> dave goldman, am i wrong? sometimes ji am very wrong. does this forecast a stronger american economy, even a moderately stronger economy? >> absolutely not. i was a raging bull in 2012. i'm neutral on it. the s&p is trading tick for tick with liquidity measures, such as infla
and real estate taxes are combined in one monthly figure. and what the number? including made service twice a day. and all of the other amenities which come with this, which include a spa. >> maybe up into the 50s. >> a little under $60,000 a month. >> that actually very reasonable. >> yeah, very reasonable. with maintenance fees, that around $720,000 a year. include care takers, your insurance, cleaning staff and more. and it probably cost around $1 million a year, just to keep the lights on in this apartment, in the historic sherry ledgerland building. maintenance fees are popping up all over high end in new york city. if you bought a 1200 square foot condo, that will cost you around $2,000 a month in maintenance fees. on top of mortgage and utility. what do you get for that $60 grand at sherry netherland. made service, restaurant downstairs, should be all you can eat for that amount. el rater operators. and three private elevators. to see more of the $95 million mega mansion and go one on one with dolly lands, and secret lives of the super rich meg why home. it is a great show. >> i know
of costa rica tells liz the key to business is favorable taxes. go figure. plus the governor the of the bank of israel on keeping his economy strong and safe in a very volatile region. david: microsoft is out. the numbers are out. adam shapiro, how do they look? >> well it's a beat on earnings, david, but a miss on revenue. earnings, 81 cents per share. the street was expecting 75 cents. revenue 21.46 billion. the street was expecting 21.53 billion. jumping in real quick on the press release they're talking about it, in the last quarter, in the server and tools business, saw increase 8.5 billion. the previouser, server and tools business reported 9.1 billion of revenue. 9% increase from the prior period year-over-year. we'll jump in to see how windows 8 is performing but they're missing on revenue. sandra: we'll keep watching the stock here in after-hours trading. looks like it is getting a little bit of a boost in after-hours trading so we'll keep looking at those numbers. keep in mind the revenues numbers fell short but the earnings per share did beat. it is a decent beat.
do we mean just raising taxes? isn't most of the austerity in europe raising taxes? >> no. >> not in greece? >> it would actually be starting to collect taxes. >> we raise taxes, which have to do with the middle class -- >> that's the austerity you're talking about, raising taxes? >> yes. >> and also the cutting of wages. we have a dramatic cut in wages, not only in the public sector, but also in the private sector. because the economy, the basis itself on small and medium enterprises, which mainly produce for the domestic market, this has been a distraction. we have lost a lot of jobs, a lot of company, the private sector in a very bad state, in a country which was growing with a rate of more than 4%. but this double -- >> so much more than you were taking in at that point. there's a deficit that has to be paid off. and the measures you're talking about, technology and organizing the economy could take a long time to kick in. >> this is correct. but the main problem in greece was always state revenues. because they do not tax the rates. they allow tax evasion for the weal
shape. >> taxes maybe. >> taxes are an issue, but. >> yesterday, i was told walmart are trying to deal with this now. people are coming in to try to buy things and people are getting pennies out of their pocket. >> walmart, they were able to see that people would be coming into the shore as their paychecks came in. they were coming in really late at night on a monday or whatever the cycle was. >> my brother is in food sales. he says at the end of the month, and you don't even have to go in and is visit some of the merchants. people don't have money and they're not really buying anything. there's a real cycle. >> did you hear it being used at the end of the month? i like that better than at the end of the day. >> that's underused. i hear people say at the end of the day. sometimes we ask them a question and they say it five times in the answer. every time they say it, they go, it was good that i saved it. at the end of the year, what will the toelgdz to 13 have been? >> i think around 2%. i don't think it's accelerating. i'm concerned about the impact of global growth, i'm concerned abo
of potentially getting out of the eurozone. today, he took a different tactic. we talked about not raising tax rates, but as corporations around the world both affecting issues in the uk and elsewhere are becoming a real issue. i want you to take a look at this piece. >> individuals and bess must pay their fair var. and businesses who think they can carry on, they can keep selling to the uk, and selling uk tax arrangements are for you to wake up and sell the company. >> that comment, by the way, about coffee is actually about starbucks which has created some problems because they've been avoiding taxes in the uk. but take a look at this quote right here. david cameron not making friends. labor mp dennis skinner says it was gruesome for the prime minister to be heading out of austerity-riddled britain to wine and dine at davos with 50 top bankser who helped create the economic crash several hundred tax avoiding milliona e millionaires. >> a lot of people talk today about a report. there was a report earlier this morning that mr. oh lund discovered averting. in total, the report was said to be
government bonds. officials estimate tax revenues will top $473 billion. that's slightly higher than the $470 billion they expect to bring in through new government bonds. it would be the first time in four years that tax revenue exceeded the amount of new bonds. >>> members of abe's cabinet will approve those draft budgets on tuesday. >>> now let's get a check on japan's markets. nikkei closed sunday at a 1% high. and the dow jones industrial average ending the week with more than a 5% high. with remarks about how the market is reacting, we have ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. walk us through some of the key events. >> a lot of key events this week. good morning to you, ai. not only will we get a continuation of the earnings in u.s. this week, but also here in japan we'll get a stream of earnings reports starting as well. it's going to be very interesting to see how the weakening of the yen will play into those numbers. let's have a look at the opening levels on this monday, january 28. the nikkei 10,948. it actually hit 11,000 at one point, and that's the first time since april
, competition from bonds, not so great. i still can't get over that they preserve thafd dividend low tax rate these are bond equivalents, a lot of stocks, especially when they boost the dividends. keep the balls in the air. that's what can happen. >> yeah. a lot of discussion yesterday as to why the fomc continues nobody that kind of mode as opposed to something else, which people speculated a lot b meantime, speaking of broad economy and markets, a pair of multinationals falling in the premarket, ups posting a earns of $1.32 that missed. revenues slightly exceeded. also issues guidance below estimates and dow chemical says the company saw significant deterioration in market it is serves, especially china. earlier on "squawk," dow chemical outlined the challenges for the company. >> could dampen the economy again through our politics but i would tell you i key is good things out of china with their leadership stabilizing and emerging asia as a whole. 35% of dow's revenues are now in emerging geographies and where we are putting a lot of our investment and our money. >> how concerning, jim, tw
-- there are promises in election campaigns that some taxes might be lightened a little bit. but on the whole, italy has no skill for a fiscal expansion. so at the moment, they're going to have to button down, keep spending heightened and keep things right. >> do you think italy is in a better position? >> in the short-term, spain has a more stable government. that's becoming unpopular, but at the moment, there's no threat to the majority of the popular party in spain. >> italy, we have an election coming up and anything could happen. we have a lot of strange things going on. there is a party which is looking like it will get around 15 cents a vote run by a former comedian. there's no clear political agenda, as well. there is a lot of political instability, but i think the long-term economic picture is in less trouble because it has much lower overall debt limits than spain combined. >> and how times have changed on that front. thanks very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >>> growing market optimism fueled by a string of upbeat earnings has put equity markets on stronger footing. but u.s.
a property tax program for the city as early as the first half of this year. in hong kong, the hang seng lost .4%. the noble shares split 5.25% despite a record quarter in top and bottom line. that stock had gained 50% since last august to a multi year high. we are seeing some profit taking here. the kospi pulled back a modest 0.1% after gaining for two days. australia's asx 200 snapped a ten-day winning streak with miners losing. india's sensex now trading lower by 0.6%. back to you. >> sixuan, thanks for that. >>> now a couple of web stories popping online, the dow joins industrial average yesterday, just 46 points from topping that trading high. can it take out that 14,000 mark? find out what analysts have to say at cnbc.com. >>> after topping analyst estimates from the quarter, google is now priced at more than $750 a share. but if ths that stock going to from hot to too hot? find out on the website, as well. >>> despite the initial disappointment, some analysts are arguinging the release of the new blackberry will be positive. >>> still to come, the dreamliner, nippon airways has grounde
taxes and you will have to pay a fine. and what you will get is basically the equivalent of a nonresident visa that allows you to work here. you do not qualify for federal financial benefits, so you are not a strain. i've heard that concern raised, this is going to place a strain on our social services. as a nonimmigrant visa holder you do not qualify -- under existing law now you do not qualify for federal benefits. what you get is a work perm. the ability to be here legally. we know where you are, we know where you live. you pay taxes. you've paid a fine. this is not amnesty and you have a nonimmigrant visa. there is nothing you can do with that visa is stay here and work. you can travel to visit relatives. you can't turn that into citizenship. they will have to remain in that probationary phase for a significant period of time, not an unreasonable period of time but a significant period of time. after that period of time elapsed and if they have complied with all the requirements of that probearingsary period and if -- probation ary period and if it is certified the en
to stand out in a crowd, whether it's on taxes or regulations or in the past on immigration, you were completely shunned from the party. finally there's an understanding we've got to grow the party. what we've been saying for quite frankly for years and getting attacked, we want colin powell on our side. we want moderate republicans on our side. if we're going to be the majority party again, we've got to spend the party. >> are you saying they're pushing her out of the spotlight as part of making the stupid party less stupid? >> what i'm saying is that sarah palin represented a time and place in american politics. and not 2008 so much as 2010. and that time is passing us very quickly. and party leaders are finally understanding that. you know, roger els, i brought up richard haass, roger els before. roger els saw this coming well before the 2012 election. he had realized what had gone wrong. not only at his network but also in the conservative movement of the republican party. that's why he was running out and talking to chris christie saying, get in this race. you can save this party
in washington? the higher payroll taxes, and the general sense that the economy's not getting any better. is it? the answer's simple. why you may not think the overall economy is getting better, you're missing the big picture, partner. if you were to ask me to game the market using just one figure, one figure only, it wouldn't be what apple earns, the gross domestic product, the growth rate of earnings or the dividend yield of the s&p, it would be the weekly jobless claims. the weekly jobless claims is an indicator of future employment in this country. there's absolutely no coincidence that we had five-year highs today in the stock market. at the same time that unemployment claims hit five-year lows. it isn't fanciful that the market's roaring because jobs are being created at an accelerating pace. it's the most important determinant of the stock market. after all, the market got crushed when unemployment went above 5.5% and soared right into the great recession. i think these positive jobless numbers are occurring because of the certainty that comes from putting a presidential election and a t
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taxes that left americans with less take home pay. the conference board saying its reading dropped to 58.6 in january. that's down from 66.7 in december and the lowest level since november of 2011, ty. >> sue, fed policy numbers kick off a two-day meeting today to discuss the economy and, of course, interest rates. where does wall street see the u.s. economy going from where we are today and what are the biggesthrea to the recovery? steve liesman fresh here with the results of the exclusive cnbc survey. take it away. >> really interesting results, tyler. i was not expecting this. one of the most important questions we ask month to month, what is the probability of recession in the next 12 months. you can see on the fiscal cliff debate shot up to 36%, came down during the winter and shot back up as we went back into the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debate. it's come down markedly, 20.4%. that's the low as long as we've been asking this question and one of the big edrops we've seen. it comes in the next line as growth forecasts are rising. this the tail of the tape of the gdp forecast of
, and this is net, after tax revenue is realized, $2.6 trillion. and that's in costs in medicare, social security, unemployment compensation, food stamps and other welfare programs. that's a foundation study. so the bottom line is, we're trying to balance the budget in washington that we'll balance in ten years but not taking into account the 2.6 trillion that it will cost by creating a pathway to citizenship and that number may increase, wolf, if we don't have our borders secured. >> one final question, because a lot of republicans are looking at the fastest growing vote, the hispanic vote across the country and republicans, at least in the last presidential election, the one before 2008, didn't do very well. they are obviously anxious to reach out to latino voters. are you saying you want to just forget about that vote? >> no. what i'm saying, wolf, is that anyone that believes that immigration or illegal immigration is the most important issue to the latino population in america is grossly mistaken. it is an issue but it's not the most important issue to latinos. listen, the people that are hu
of the certainty that comes from putting a presidential election and a tax fight behind us. plus, the warring political parties seem to have -- it does seem like a truce at hand deferring a ridiculous and harmful government shutdown. throwing a huge turn in china that converts believers every day along with stabilization of europe and multinational companies have at last powered higher. all that good news in the jobs it creates are causing a radical revision in what we're willing to pay for future earnings. that's right, the price to earnings multiple, the ratio of how much we'll pay for the profits companies are going to have down the road is headed north and therefore so are the stock prices. we're willing to pay up because of the prospect that things are, indeed better. let me show you what i mean. let's take the transports. they've been scorching, scorching despite the index being home, beating down trucking companies, worldwide freight plays, and the railroads -- which were just annihilated by an historic decline in the most important cargo, coal. what's happening now if the economy's ge
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of opportunities. but both of those are outside the u.s. so we're assuming that the tax laws are not going to change. we're basically going to put our money to work in places like canada, the uk, israel, russia and asia where they're going to get a return and where we want it. >> that is a change and that starts spreading out, does that mean the rate of pick up in dividend payments and shares -- >> no, we committed to our shareholders 50% of our cash flow we will pay back on them, either in the form of dividends or share buybacks. but i think the key things to take away from davos is we're becoming the innovative leader and many of the concepts appear to be paying out very well for us. >> so what makes more sense for you right now, dividends, increase or a buyback? >> we're going to poll our shareholders. we've committed to giving you 50% back. >> thank you for join onning the program. >> we so appreciate it. >> thank you. now, look, we were going to talk about this but while we've got maria here, derek jeter, right? >> yes. he came to see me at dinner last night. i was talking about when
for redeeming government bonds. tax revenues will exceed income for new government bonds first time in four years. the abe administration also hopes to improve japan's fiscal standing. the new draft budget reduces reserve funds by about $11 billion. it also puts a cap on debt service costs. a whopping 46% of total revenues still come from bonds reflecting the dire fiscal condition. now let's get a check on the markets. tokyo stocks are moving in a tight range this morning. as investors are keeping an eye on currency moves, the nikkei is trading flat at 10,831. some investors are trading shares to lock in gain. the dollar is slightly losing ground against the yen. the dollar against the yen is changing hands at 90.47 to 50. the euro/yen is also lower. that pair at 121.71 to 74. many market players are on the sidelines waiting for the release of u.s. gdp and jobs data later in the week. the kospi trading higher by .4 of a%. 1,948 and in australia the benchmark index is trading higher 4,873 this tuesday morning. the u.s. agriculture chief has welcomed japan's easing of impact restrictions on i
because last quarter we have an increase on the vat taxes and really we pass from the bat from 70% four years ago to 21% now in the last quarter. really as you say, the retail -- the consumer has fallen down dramatic. we need to remember that the public employees has cut their extra payment from the christmas extra payment. and this situation with no more extra for christmas present has fallen down, too, since christmas time. >> citibank says public debt the surge from 88% to 110% of gdp in two years. surely the spanish government is going to have to go into an ecb program. not so that they can get cheap money. so they can get money flowing. >> yeah. as you say before, the situation is the new ministers that the government call reinforce our economy. really our debt limits is too high in terms of ecb, in terms of europe. okay, we're going to cut in our deficit level, but it's not enough. now the question is, if we need to rein in our growing economy and how to do it if the tax increase is enough for the consumer, it's enough for the companies in our country. really, in fact, the only wa
on rye kind of what we're seeing. here is one thing that we're watching. the payroll tax increase didn't bother us when the price of gasoline was down. but over the past few weeks, we've seen the price of gas go up by anywhere from 30 to -- 25 to 35 cents per gallon. that really puts an impact on $20 a week for 50,000 in income. that price in gasoline really was going to make double hit behind the increase in payroll taxes. >> that is an interesting point. i hadn't really thought about that. when it comes to the jobs number on friday, kevin, tell me what you think the market is looking for? what would be really good news and what would be look out? >> they want it big. the guys are going to probably pull bids out and put up some shorts going into it. i'd watch for an air pocket down. my own opinion is i think you'll see a number finally over 250. we're overdue for that number. and -- >> the dawn of february 1st? >> they don't have time to cook the books by february 1st on that, do they? huh? >> it's friday. >> they're supposed to be good at it, i don't know. >> well, they are -- >> i t
running the country. policymakers who believe in structural reforms, privatization, tax reforms, budget cuts, labor mobility, and they need to be competitive both internally and externally. if you don't have, if you don't have plans like that you will not get them back to growth anytime soon. so it's very, very important that you do that. seven, the point is the private sector. and i think this is a problem. because at the beginning there was no interest in the case of greece and some of these other countries involved in the private sector. and, in fact, it was a when things got so bad that greece called upon the private sector with the european union. the european central bank and the international monetary fund, to really get the private sector involved. and there you had a big haircut that could've been dealt with earlier. it would have been as bad and now they just have to do another debt buyback problem, operation, which is still a problem. so i think the idea getting the private sector involved early on, and we show this both in latin america and asia, the asian financial crisis.
, particularly when it comes to confidence, it was down in january because folks took a hit with that payroll tax cut expiring. and in social security taxes. but still encouraging news overall. >> i wonder, the banks have these strict guidelines now. much stricter than before because of the huge banking debacle. so i wonder are they lending money to folks who want to buy a home. that's going to be an issue, i think. >> that always helps spur things on. the bank loosens its grip on the green. that tends to help. and the federal reserve expected to release a statement that could have an impact on the markets in terms of their latest economic outlook. so stay tuned for that. >>> oil giant bp and the justice department have agreed to a record settlement in connection with the 2010 gulf oil disaster. in addition to paying $4 billion in penalties, the company agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter for the deaths of 11 workers on the deep water horizon rig. bp could pay billions more in civil claims for environmental damage. >>> another financial headline for you. there could be a big change coming to y
. they've got plenty of room to make a good margin and pay this tax to microsoft for the operating system. i'm not so concerned about apple as much as just the whole market getting commoditized. on the consumer side, i think that's a tough market for microsoft. if you don't need office, you really don't need to pay a premium for your products. they can afford to cut price on their hardware. microsoft's hair wear shipments are material on the market. they're there to show good design. it's important that their partners -- >> you could say they're out of touch. you mentioned office. i see now there's a suggestion that actually when the new office suite comes out, it will be licensed. you will pay a monthly subscription in order to have microsoft office. that doesn't seem to be where the bulk of the market is at the moment. that's not what consumers are doing, generally in their lives, is it? >> actually, simon, 20% of office's consumer, you know, 80% is enterprise, and 60% of enterprises are on subscription already. so there is a pretty significant migration to subscription that's well alon
take to take advantage of tax breaks. that will be popular and concern they have an exceptional threat to the republic of ireland if that blew up and the big day to this week is pmi's coming out of italy and spain. always forward-looking indicator where we might be going with the economy. could it be we have greater stability than we thought. that would be great. >> and we have numbers of our own. let's get a check on energy and commodities. good morning, sharon. >> good morning. we're looking at gasoline futures the leader, highs of the session up about 6 cents or so on the heels of hess announcing it is closing its refinery in new jersey. it prods 10,000 or i should say 50,000 barrels a day of gasol e gasoline, a small refinery compared to others but also key for the snoerk harbor area and why we're seeing an impact on the nymex crack. drivers are likely to see an increase and we could see 5-10% price jump in the new york area and along the east coast. we're watching what's happening with natural gas. it's fallen off a cliff due to we're looking at warmer temperatures and a two week
americans are worried about higher payroll taxes and the outlook for jobs. but despite that, the dow rose 72 points, the nasdaq fell a fraction, the s&p added seven points. after the market close, investors also shrugged off a disappointing earnings report from amazon and bought up the stock. amazon shares surged as much as 9%. it earned 21 cents a share, six cents below analyst estimates. revenues rose 22% but were a billion less than estimates. amazon's c.e.o., jeff bezos, said the company's e-book business is paying off, growing by about 70% last year and is now a "multibillion-dollar category." but he didn't say how many kindle firetablets azon s sold. still, jason moser, an analyst with the motley fool, says: >> really, i think that amazon is going to prove to be the leader here in retail-- not just online retail-- because i think retail in general is heading towards online retail for the most part, and amazon is really what is really setting the standard there. and that's why i think you see amazon performing so well today, and companies like walmart and target and best buy really back
taxes, and then they can achieve legal status, if they want citizenship, which not all of them tdo. there is a separate process for that. one of the principals is, they have to get in line and wait their turn. we were beyond dismissing issues of natural consequence and a huge economic consequence of the future with one word. i say that on both sides. we've got to be thoughtful and be strategic, but i think we are at the stage where we need more than one word here. we've got to debate this and come to a way of fixing our system. >> here are the numbers to call. we have a line set up for legal and illegal immigrants. democrats, 202-737-0001. republicans, 202-737-0002. independents, 202-628-0205. tell us about the group you co- founded. guest: it is a group to reach out to republicans to provide support to those republicans who want to support immigration reform. this is first and foremost an economic priority. we cannot grow without immigration. have proof of that. anytime we have clamped down on immigration, we have seen it in our economy. this is a first and foremost an economic im
and authorities are preparing for the worst. >>> we are bringing you a firsthand look at your tax dollars at work in the tunnel. we got a look inside the 4th bore yesterday. we found crews hard at work inside. federal stimulus funds are paying for two thirds of the 400 million-dollar project. taxpayers are funding the rest. >> when it's done caltrans will be dedicating two bores permanently to eastbound traffic and two permanently to westbound traffic. >> caltrans said the 4th is 75 to 80% done. they will start laying the road bed next month and it's set to open later this year. >>> federal safety regulators say no matter what anyone else is saying the dream liner investigation continues. the head of the ntsb unsettling description of how serious this matter may be. >>> facebook founder is getting involved in politics. . >>> welcome back. taking you live to new york. dow back from its earlier gain. still up 17.5 points, s&p500 testing the 1500 level and a lot of familiar names in stocks to watch today. johnson and johnson up, part of the dow -- and it's earning estimates. p and g better than ex
change. it's true the president can't come in, pass a carbon tax, pass a cap and trade system something ambitious and tackle this issue but there are a lot of things he could do by executive order. using the epa to crack down even harder with some regulations on pollution, on existing power plants. right? the creation of new ones. some of the biggest sources of carbon come from these really old carbon -- i'm sorry cole-powered power plants. would help a lot. >> we have one here in the district that heats the congress. you see that spewing out every day. >> things like that, the congressional power plant, start greening. the government more. solar powers on the white house. big deal. right? it would send a message. don't worry about the flashy stuff. myelogram standards in 2010, 56 miles a gallon all of our cars will get in the year 2025. >> a big deal. >> a huge deal. that was one of the biggest environmental accomplishments of his first term. he could protect parts of the ocean and george w. bush did some of that as president too. how does t
to use their warehouses. remember when people say, once there's a sales tax, they're history. it didn't matter. >> california, i guess we were wrong, yeah. ease of use. >> it said the 3-d players weren't that strong, tvs weren't that strong. maybe they're buying them at best buy. >> big pause. >> maybe. listen, best buy has been an interesting move up here. by the way, period is going to begin very soon. richard schulze has his opportunity to do due diligence. now, i think the dell -- potential dell ibo got people excited about maybe they could get the equity. i hear it's going to be a very, very, very -- is that three verys? they'll come up with the money they need, even with him rolling in his stake. this may be the fourth quarter numbers, people perceive as being better than anticipated. >> if they're giving money away to netflix, can't they give money away to michael dell? isn't there just this weird supply of money out there? >> there's a lot of money, but it's still seeking a return. >> sometimes. >> yeah, sometimes. >> let's check in with bob who's here on the floor with more o
that is less mentally taxing. >> coming up, motown's billy is back again but you'll never get where. don't go away. thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: all right, let's check in with our progressive brother in arms, michael shure of the "the young turks" sitting in for cenk uygur. michael, what are the battles you're waging tonight. >> governor, we're waging the battles first of all in the senate. i'm sure you covered this. i'm sure you have opinions of that. we're going to see how chuck hagel fared and how some of these silly old senators in front of him presented themselves. and then we also have my beloved 49ers, and one of them making a very grave error. we're going to talk about the comments made about gay americans and gay football players. and i'm sorry to say its another super bowl without the detroit lions. >> jennifer: i'm just saying i'm recording from san francisco but i'm tired of the san francisco teams hogging all of the top
is that it is not always going to be cheap. once people start paying highway taxes like you do for gasoline, that is suddenly going to get more expensive. already you cannot recover your cost of those conversions. certainly do not need all us to pay for those conversions. the problem will be solved in the marketplace, particularly with what is available to us as a resource base today. and that is our own production. one other factor a lot of people miss, besides a wealth creation and all of those things, a big one is that the psychological benefit of us not being under the thumb of opec any longer. the american public likes to be independent. we like to be free. suddenly we can be free from what we have been under for 50 years. the psychological impact of that is huge. >> i have always thought the the impact of oil on american middle east policies was understated. there is an episode where he is looking at the equipment and the people and investment and he says, it costs a lot of money to steal oil. [laughter] i think you're right, there's a certain psychological advantage to it. griffin we
spending and i don't think we can continue to tax the american economy. we need economic growth but it's about prioritizing spending. i have conservative beliefs foreign aid can be useful, but we have to get our spending out of control. we utilize the position to encourage the president to work with us in good faith to solve the debt and deficit issue >> i spent six months i guess it was or five months as a member of the super committee. and i put an enormous amount of energy and hope that we would be able to get the bigger bargain. i'm not here to go through the details of why we didn't, that there was a very hard line monitor negotiating position that prevented us from being able to come to an agreement which incidentally we just came to. but we can to this with far less on the table and far less accomplished than we would have if we had come to that agreement six months ago or a year ago. my hope is yes, i certainly will weigh in on that and the degree that it does not impact on - devotee to do my job and the ability of the state department to be able to do its job. we cannot reduce
's no longer, it's as bad as it used to be. they didn't mind paying the taxes. they are buying back stock. what a good call. >> all true. it's an interesting point you make, one that we perhaps don't focus enough on, in creating enthusiasm amongst your own employee base in order to attract talent, in order to keep talent. she seems to be having success at doing that. >> she has charisma. >> it is about free cafeteria food and issuing iphones to employees. >> it's important when it's a turn-around story and there has to be one or two more quarters for the results to be seen. that's a great point you made, because these are needed expectations, the fact that they beat, and they show the business lines weren't doing much worse. but revenues were better than consensus. it was a stability quarter. they bought back a lot of stock, because it's extremely investment friendly. >> a number of directors on the board will be focused on that. dan loeb is still in there. probably will be for some time. and has done very well with it. that helps also. he was key in terms of at least the appointment of mayer t
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